Why was water called water?
The importance of water in our life is difficult to overestimate, nothing living can live without water, and besides, all life on earth has arisen in the water, this is a universally recognized fact.
But what does the word "water" mean, why was water called water?
The origin of this word has its rootsdeeply into the history of the origin of the Russian language. Most likely, it is formed from the Proto-Slavic * voda. It, in turn, goes back to the primordial European root * wed, which denoted water as inanimate moisture, liquid. From this root the word "water" was formed in many languages of the world:
- In Belarusian - vada
- In Serbian and Bulgarian - water
- In Slovak and Czech - voda
- In Polish - woda
- In English - water and so on.
That's why the water was called water. Later, a lot of words were formed from this root. Thus, the ancient root * wed makes the following words related to our word "water": bucket, otter, waterline, fairway, perhydrol, hydra, and so on. Anyway, all these words are related to water. The homonymous root-the water is in words to lead, the guide, the round dance; the plant has no relation to water.
And in our days the word "water" and its derivativesconstantly at all on hearing. After all, water means not only moisture, liquid, water - it is the power of nature, giving life to all life, and, undoubtedly, it deserves a serious and careful attitude to itself.